What’s the most beautiful words you’ve ever read?

A couple of weeks ago, I read a post on A Cup of Jo about the most beautiful words she’s ever read.  I loved the post so much that I wanted to do one of my own!  And, yes, it was excruciatingly hard to pick out these TEN quotes :) If you want to check out more words that I love, take a look at my pinterest page for word inspiration (of course).

What’s the most beautiful words you’ve ever read?

i love this one because of its reminder to do what makes you happy, not what someone else thinks will make you happy

so simple and pure

my friend and i were just chatting on pinterest about how this is one of the best passages we’ve ever read so i figured it was only appropriate to include it!

oh my! *heart thump* i love Pablo Neruda.. he is by far my favorite poet and every piece of his makes me swoon

isn’t this just lovely?

i love the fun imagery in this one

i’m always surprised by how Bukowski’s writing comes across as deep yet playful

so true

ugh, so simple. i love it!

why yes, Shakespeare


The Very Best of 2013 with Link Love

Happy New Years, everyone!  I realize that it’s January 2nd, but I believe that it’s never too late to send a New Years greeting!  I also believe that it’s never too late to take a glance in the rear view mirror and reflect on the past year, which is exactly what I’m doing today…

This post is about sharing some of my own favorite writing from 2013, and some of my favorites from the blogging community.  Both writing and reading good blog posts inspires me to push on in my pursuit of becoming a better person.  To those of you who wrote one of these posts, thank you for sharing your words with us in 2013.


co and kin


my sister and my dog

1. The Art of Journaling by Kenzie at Chasing Happy :: how various forms of journaling awakens something different inside of us

2. One Thing Your Daughter Doesn’t Need You to Say by Emily at Chatting at the Sky :: i could read this post over and over and over

3. On the Night before your First Middle School Dance by Dana at The Kitch Witch :: a beautiful mother – daughter tale

4. Don’t Waste your Motherhood by Tahnie at A Happy Girl :: about her gratitude for being a mother. a must read whether you’re a mother or not.

5. Letting go of fearing Forever by Jennifer at Project: Underblog :: a post about being comfortable in our own skin

plus some of my own…

1. What is the biggest regret of your life?  :: on how to prevent life regrets

2. 10 Things that Make Me Blush :: my only and favorite poetry piece i’ve ever written

3. The Best Way to Feed your Soul this Fall :: my post on 31 random acts of kindness; one of my favorite projects in 2013

4. Dear Chapstick (A Love Letter) :: a fun piece about being a girl

5. Chinese Food, F* Bombs & My Dad :: a peek into life growing up with my dad!

I hope everyone is ringing in the new year on a high note!  But before we start talking resolutions (even if you’ve already started), what was your favorite moment of 2013??

Linking up with Mama Kat’s workshop.  Prompt #3: Share your top blog posts of 2013.